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The future of workplace is now at TECH+

SEPTEMBER 25, 2018

Grand Central Tech Hub, NYC

PRESENTED BY

TECH+ Workplace brings together experts in the fields of office design, space planning, and facilities.

  • How to design physical spaces that that reflect the values of your company.
  • Best practices for designers to enable quality environments for occupants.
  • New technologies that support occupant health and comfort.

Earn up to 4 AIA Credits

Agenda

  • 8:15 – 9:00am

    Check in/Networking Breakfast

  • 9:00 – 9:05am

    Welcome, Diana Darling | The Architect’s Newspaper

    Moderator: Matthew Marani | The Architect’s Newspaper

  • 9:05 – 9:25 am

    Designing for Growth

    Robinson Hernandez | Grand Central Tech Hub

  • 9:25 – 10:05am

    Designing for Wellness

    Melissa Marsh | Plastarc

    David Briefel | Gensler

    New technologies are driving higher standards for the design of healthy interior environments. Hear from experts on new standards that incorporate sustainability principles and new techniques, practices, and technologies that foster heathy buildings and contribute to the goal of a healthier workforce.

  • 10:05am – 10:20am

    Networking Break

  • 10:20 – 11:00am

    Designing for Performance

    Mat Triebner | HLW

    John Capobianco | IA Interior Architects

    Brian Schwagerl | NYUSPS Schack Institute

    Architects and designers utilize new technologies to enable workplaces that work for their occupants. By integrating technologies and using systems and analytical tools, they can enable teams to work smarter and happier. Experts will discuss how these new tools can create successful workplaces.

  • 11:00am – 11:15am

    Networking Break

  • 11:15 – 11:45am

    Designing for the Future

    Guy Geier | FXCollaborative

  • 11:45-12:00pm

    Q&A, Matthew Marani | The Architect’s Newspaper

Featured Speakers

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John Capobianco

Principal
IA Interior Architects

John Capobianco

Principal
IA Interior Architects
John Capobianco is passionate about design’s ability to impact organizational performance and the triple bottom line. In his 22-year design career he has worked with clients as diverse as You Tube, the United Nations, Google, LinkedIn, Marc Jacobs and NASDAQ.

John is a Design Director at IA Interior Architects, and a Principal with the firm. He holds an MPS Design Management from Pratt and a BS in Interior Architecture from Wentworth Institute of Technology. John’s work has been published in Interior Design Magazine, Fast CoDesign, Dezeen, New York Times, Inc., the NY Post and the LA Times, among others.

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Diana Darling

Conference Director, Publisher
The Architect’s Newspaper

Diana Darling

Conference Director, Publisher
The Architect’s Newspaper
Darling is CEO and cofounder of The Architect’s Newspaper, celebrating its 12th year. The A|N media company consists of print and digital publications covering architecture and design news, as well as the Facades+ conferences. As A|N’s publisher, Darling won the AIA National Collaboration Award, Grassroots Preservation Award, and ASLA NY’s President’s Award. She began her publishing career as director of print production for The Gap’s European markets. She holds a BS from The University of Texas at Austin.

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Robinson Hernandez

Executive Director
Urban Tech Hub at Grand Central Tech

Robinson Hernandez

Executive Director
Urban Tech Hub at Grand Central Tech
Robinson Hernandez has nearly 20 years of experience working at the intersection of business and government. He is currently the Executive Director of The Urban Tech Hub at Grand Central Tech – a 50,000-square-foot midtown Manhattan space that’s home to 50+ companies working on the future of smarter cities in coordination with corporate partners and New York City government agencies. Previously, Robinson served as Deputy Commissioner of Small Business Services for the City of New York, where he oversaw NYC Business Acceleration and the launch of Small Business First, changing the way the City of New York interacts with small business owners. Prior to this, he was a Special Advisor to the Commissioner of the Department of Buildings and oversaw special projects, including urbanSHED. Robinson led a mayoral task force on regulatory reform and economic development when he worked at the Mayor’s Office of Industrial and Manufacturing Businesses. He started his career as part of the General Electric Financial Management Program, then went on to work at Ernst & Young, and at the startup govWorks.com, delivering technology solutions for businesses and local governments.

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Melissa Marsh

Founder and Executive Director
Plastarc

Melissa Marsh

Founder and Executive Director
Plastarc
Melissa is an expert in Workplace Strategy and a leader in Change Management services. She has defined a career in workplace innovation by embedding the added value of real estate strategy within design, architecture and master planning projects around the world.

Working in both Europe and the US, Melissa has been on the forefront of delivering alternative workplace solutions, and has led virtual teams throughout her career. She has contributed to courses for CoreNet and Worktech, spearheaded international learning and technology initiatives, and lectured at UVA, Cornell and MIT’s Sloan School of Management.

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Mat Triebner

Director of Strategy and Discovery
HLW

Mat Triebner

Director of Strategy and Discovery
HLW
As Director of Strategy & Discovery at HLW, Mat Triebner leads the Strategic Planning and Programming efforts for our clients. Mat leads a team of researchers, strategists, and thought leaders who provide real estate and workplace guidance for clients across the globe. Whether helping to build a roadmap for growth, or creating a change management plan to help smooth the transition to a new way of working, the Strategy & Discovery team are client-focused partners that thrive untangling murky space challenges.
Combining his experience in both Architecture and Social Science, Mat successfully leads transformational workplace strategies that are informed by end-user research. He is skilled in leading engagement with end-users through visioning, executive interviews and focus groups as well as leading engaging change management programs. With his experience working across multiple industries, from finance and professional services to technology and aviation, Mat can recognise trends in workplace design as well as identify real estate opportunities. His extensive expertise ensures that our strategic planning meets the program requirements and business goals of our clients.

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David Briefel

Sustainability Director
Gensler

David Briefel

Sustainability Director
Gensler
David Briefel is a Sustainability Director and Design Resilience Leader at Gensler. Since joining the firm in 2007, he has worked on projects varying from 1 million sq ft workplace renovations to ground-up mission critical facilities. His recent work includes projects pursuing Living Building Challenge, WELL Building, and LEED v4 certifications. He is currently engaged in internal research on energy consumption, space utilization and wellbeing. David is a graduate from Cornell University and Pratt Institute.

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Guy Geier

Managing Partner
FXCollaborative

Guy Geier

Managing Partner
FXCollaborative
An architect and interior designer with 40 years of experience in the design and management of corporate and institutional projects, Guy Geier is the Managing Partner of FXCollaborative Architects as well as having responsibility for the firm’s Corporate and Interior Design practice. Guy focuses on developing designs that reflect a client’s mission while creating solutions that address environmental concerns and the health and well-being of the users while delivering economic benefit to the client.

Guy has completed buildings and interiors for a wide range of clients including SAP, the National Audubon Society, Rockefeller Brothers Fund, Disney, Mitsui Fudosan, Asia Society, Columbia University and the Javits Convention Center. Guy is a Fellow of both the American Institute of Architects and the International Interior Design Association. He is 2018 President of the NY Chapter of the American Institute of Architects and also serves on the Foundation Board at the University of Virginia School of Architecture where he received both a Bachelor of Science and Masters Degree in Architecture.

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Brian Schwagerl

Clinical Assistant Professor
NYUSPS Schack Institute

Guy Geier

Clinical Assistant Professor
NYUSPS Schack Institute
Brian Schwagerl is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Real Estate Development at the NYUSPS Schack Institute of Real Estate where he serves as the Industry Engagement Liaison for the school and Chair of the Undergraduate Division.

Brian is an attorney with over two decades of experience working on land use, leasing, acquisition and disposition of property issues. He has worked as a senior corporate real estate executive in charge of design and construction projects at NBCUniversal and Hearst developing iconic global corporate headquarters for both firms. For NBC Universal he moved the Tonight Show back to New York City and renovated the landmark 30 Rockefeller Plaza with a new lobby, studios and offices. At Hearst, he consolidated their extensive New York real estate portfolio into a new signature skyscraper, Hearst Tower, the first building to rise in the Manhattan skyline post 9-11. The building won numerous real estate awards including the best-run facility in America and the first green office tower in New York City. He is considered an expert in sustainable design and construction and lectures frequently on the “office of the future” as well as property technology.

Brian earned a bachelor’s degree from the State University of New York (SUNY) at Albany and a JD from St. John’s University School of Law. He also earned a certificate in Real Estate Finance from the Schack Institute of Real Estate. His many industry association memberships include the Global Association of Corporate Real Estate (CoreNet), the International Association of Facilities Managers (IFMA), the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) and the Urban Land Institute (ULI).

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What are they Saying?

  • Tech Plus was a fantastic experience for our team. We met Morpholio Trace power-users from across the country, had the opportunity to share and demo Trace to a broad range of professionals and potential users, and even connected with fellow tech innovators, and thought leaders. Developing these relationships is invaluable as we all strive to bring the most interesting and integrated tools to the field.

    Anna Kenoff Co-Founder, Morpholio
  • As a young start-up, the Tech + conference gave us the exposure we needed to start the conversation with the right people. What I enjoyed most was how curated it was, not only in terms of the attendees, but also the vendors and sponsors. Being part of the conference, I not only was able to showcase cove.tool, but also learn about so many other innovative AEC startups.

    Sandeep Ahuja Co-Founder, cove.tool

PRICING & REGISTRATION

PROFESSIONALS

$79

STUDENTS

$20

Location

Grand Central Tech Hub
335 Madison Ave, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10017
(646) 930-6300

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Contact Us

Sponsorships

Diana Darling
Email: ddarling@archpaper.com
212-966-0630 ex. 11

Event Logistics

Susan Kramer
Email: skramer@archpaper.com
212-966-0630 ex. 14

Program/Speakers

Marty Wood
Email: mwood@archpaper.com
212-966-0630 ex. 23